Midway boosts fair attendance

The return of a midway helped to increase the number of people who attended the Quay County Fair this weekend. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Friday afternoon story time for the children. From opening day there was a noticeable increase of people during the day and night, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County Extension Agent. Bishop said […]

Mesalands trustee steps down

A member of the Mesalands Community College board of trustees has stepped down after 19 years of service. Peabody Ted Peabody, who has been a member of the board of trustees since 1993, announced his plans to step down earlier this month. "We are eternally grateful for all that Mr. Peabody has done to positively […]

Superintendent’s contract extended

The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education approved a one-year contract extension for superintendent Aaron McKinney. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Tucumcari Rotary club members Richard Randalls and Amy Pospichal met with Lucinda Roybsl at the Elementary school on August 15 to deliver 300 color coded headphones that were donated by the club The board went […]

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected with this storm along with heavy rain, according to a National Weather Service release. Counties affected include Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, […]

New Mexico Selective Service Office seeking local board members

Residents of New Mexico are needed to represent the state, as Selective Service Local Board members. A Selective Service Local Board is a group of five citizen volunteers whose mission, upon a draft, will be to decide who among the registrants in their community will receive deferments, postponements, or exemption from military service. Local Board […]

Quay County Fair results

The following are some of the results from events held at the Quay County Fair in Tucumcari. Quay County Fair Booth Results Organizational 1. Daughters of the American Revolution 2. Right to Life 3. Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce Commercial 1. Top It Off Designs 2. 2 Cute 4 U 3. Watkins FFA 1. House FFA […]

Quay County Fair schedule

Wednesday Entries in all deparments 8 a.m. — Departments open to receive entries Noon — Entry Deadline: Home arts sweepstakes applications due, agriculture products, rabbits poultry, commercial exhibits, all booths and flower show Noon to 5 p.m. — Home Arts and Flower Exhibits closed for judging 5 p.m. — FAIR OPENS 5 p.m. — Shepherd's […]

Notes from the Church lady: Good idea to take breaks from technology

"Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statues…" Technology is a wonderful thing which makes life easier for us (most of the time). Typing this column is much easier than writing it with pen and paper, and sending it by email is much easier, except the times one's computer fails to cooperate. When I […]

Senior fitness program offered

The Quay County Extension Service and Mesalands Community College will offer the Strong Seniors Stay Young Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older men and women in Tucumcari, starting Aug. 28. The 12-week session will be offered 9 a.m.-10 a.m Tuesdays and Thursdays at the college, and will be led by MCC Fitness Center […]

Senior Olympic team competes at state games

Despite having half the number of its normal competitors, the Tucumcari Senior Olympic team won 16 medals at the State Senior Olympics in Las Cruces. "This year we only had five compete in the state games, and in the past we have had 10 or more seniors attend the event," said Jessica Elebario, director of […]